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  1. You go girl!! Tellin’ it how it is, great to see influential people in Russia making a stand, much love and the best of luck to you :)

  2. Brave and admirable. The people of Russia – ALL of them – deserve better than Putin’s vile homophobic dictatorship.

  3. Jen Marcus 13 Sep 2013, 1:16pm

    This is one heroic,courageous and intelligent woman who really has it together.

  4. Kay from New Zealand 13 Sep 2013, 1:17pm

    I hope her passport and that of her wife are current. A holiday outside Russia might be safer than waiting for the police. If they can lock Pussy Riot up for years for 30 seconds of a punk performance in a church, what sort of sentence would Maria get?

    1. LOL. Russia is safer than New Zealand – which has constant earthquakes and fierce Maori tribes & orcs roaming the country. I know this is true cos I read it on the interwebs.

  5. Justusboyz 13 Sep 2013, 1:18pm

    And I think it begins! If we keep up the commentary , let Lgbt Russians know that we havnt abandoned them, I trust more and more of them will speak up and out.
    All credit to you well done.

  6. Kay from new Zealand 13 Sep 2013, 1:18pm

    Sorry that should be Masha, not Maria

  7. Julian Morrison 13 Sep 2013, 1:27pm

    She needs to set her facebook to allow people to follow her public posts.

  8. Helge Vladimir Tiller 13 Sep 2013, 1:59pm

    Dear Masha Bast, that’s the way to fight ! Love You !

  9. “…Really, I am more of the wife and she is more of the husband in terms of gender roles.”
    I am amazed at how hard it is for some people to get their heads around this idea. That men do not always have to be the personifications of ‘manliness’, and that women also do not have to be ‘effeminate’ for every waking moment of their lives.
    “Gender roles” are not set in stone, no matter how much the anti-gay brigade stamps their collective feet. And good on Masha Bast for inviting people to learn about the way her and her partner’s relationship works.

  10. Greatest respect and good luck in your fight Masha,brave and beautiful too

  11. Sinead Harkin 13 Sep 2013, 6:28pm

    Greatest respect and good luck in your fight,brave and beautiful

    1. Helge Vladimir Tiller 13 Sep 2013, 6:43pm

      Nice and warm message from you to this lovely person. I like that ! And I’m sure it will be very much appreciated.

  12. Colin Cass 13 Sep 2013, 8:36pm

    What a brave woman to do this in such a hostile climate ,making her stand against this Unchristian Country & the Monster Putin! This Lady deserves protection against retaliation in Russia’s bigoted system.

  13. That’s one brave woman – particularly so since Putin is well known for murdering his opponents.

  14. Sally Goldner 14 Sep 2013, 7:00am

    Courage and awesomeness.

    (No bias on my part as a bi and trans woman myself :) )

    Go go go Masha – sending every bit of strength and karma for you to make a difference

  15. Derek Williams 14 Sep 2013, 8:04am

    They will of course sack her, as they have done every other person who has come out publicly in Russia, and so this makes her martyrdom worthy of the greatest respect. I can only hope she will rapidly find other employment in the West.

  16. What an incredible statement. Bravery and freedom are indeed one and the same thing. What a role model. Well done.

  17. Barry Dennison 15 Sep 2013, 12:34am

    New protest song re-written for Toronto’s “Day of Solidarity 2013” as performed by the singing group, “Choir Choir Choir” with a re-imagined version of Sting’s 1986 song “Russians” as performed at the Toronto International Film Festival.

    Listen or download this powerful “Russian Protest” song with a message directed at Russian President Putin, including, “We can’t sit quietly and ignore your political threats … we don’t believe your lies!”

    A song that also calls for peace and understanding.

    https://soundcloud.com/choir-choir-choir/choir-choir-choir-invites-you

    Discussion group: Plans for the future! https://www.facebook.com/groups/PostSolidarityDay2013/

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